Will Smith voted Top Money-Making Movie Star of 2008

January 4th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI  

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London, Jan 4 (ANI): Will Smith, star of “Hancock” and “Seven Pounds”, has been voted the top money-making movie star of 2008 in an annual poll of movie theater owners and film buyers.

Smith is only the second African-American actor after Sidney Poitier to top the Quigley poll, which has been running for 76 years.

Robert Downey Jr came second, Christian Bale third and Shia LaBeouf fourth in the list.

Anne Hathaway was named a star of tomorrow as was Chris Pine, who will play Captain Kirk in 2009′’s Star Trek movie, reports the BBC.

Tom Cruise did not make the Top Ten for 2008 despite being voted Number One seven times since 1983.

Depp, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star who was placed first in 2007, also did not make the 2008 list.

The Quigley Poll has been conducted every year since 1932 by the publishers of the International Motion Picture Almanac.

It asks movie theater owners and film buyers to vote for the 10 stars they believe generated the most box office revenue for their theaters during the year.

The Quigley Poll has been conducted since 1932 by the publishers of the International Motion Picture Almanac. (ANI)

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